The personalized young hero (Jim Hawkins in the original) begins the tale when he comes into possession of a pirate's log book and a treasure map. When he shows them to family friends Dr. Livesay and Squire Trelawny, they decide to hire a ship, the Hispaniola, to find the riches--and the chase is on, because the old pirates are after their treasure, too!
The Hispaniola's captain makes a dangerous mistake by hiring sea cook Long John Silver, who's secretly after the treasure himself. When the ship sets sail for the high seas and the crew turns to mutiny, Jim faces conflicts between bravery and cowardice, truth and lies, loyalty and betrayal, and responsibility and greed.
Treasure Island’s suspenseful plot, emotional depth, brilliant narration and colorful characters offer plenty of rewards for all. In this swaggering pirate tale, the gold and the seafaring thrills are yours for the taking. A classic novel that will be treasured forever! ...Read Less